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Cashless Payments at the National Diving & Activity Centre

Wednesday, May 6th, 2020

Cashless Payments at NDAC

We will no longer be accepting cash payments and will only be accepting cashless payments throughout the NDAC.

Most of our activity bookings are taken via the website and the vast majority of onsite payments are cashless already.

We believe this will be convenient for our visitors, speed up transactions and reduce queueing at the site. Studies have shown that a cashless transaction takes on average 1-2 seconds process, compared to 6-7 seconds for cash.

The changeover to cashless payments will start from the date we re-open (following the Coronavirus lockdown).

 

Coronavirus

Sunday, March 22nd, 2020

Coronavirus. Image credit kjpargeter - freepik

Header image credit: kjpargeter – freepik

Last updated 26th March 2020

Owing to the global coronavirus pandemic and based on the information available to us from the UK Government we believe that the significant risk that is posed to our staff, customers and the local community to which we serve requires us to take decisive action now.

We are a local business that operates predominately outdoors, which by nature is less risk than any other indoor facility.

However, we are mindful, that continuing to operate during this global crisis is not in the best interests of our customers and team at NDAC or to members of the public. It is therefore with a heavy heart we have decided to fully close operations to the public from 22nd March 2020 until further notice.

We would like to thank all our customers for supporting us over the years and we look forward to serving you again.  We would also like to thank all our staff and dedicated work force for their commitment and understanding during these really difficult times, and would like to thank all the UK Government services for everything they are doing for our country.  

Darren & Kaye

We will keep our Facebook page and website up-to-date with the latest information. If you have any questions, please get in touch.

 

Scuba Diving Equipment Servicing

The National Diving & Activity Centre is currently closed for all equipment servicing.

All booked-in scuba equipment servicing will be completed when the current restrictions are lifted.

We will keep customers informed via our website and social media as further information is released.

We would like to say a huge thank you for your continued custom and understanding during these difficult times for our country. We look forward to seeing you all again in the near future.

If you have any servicing enquiries, please contact us via email on . We are working from home, but will advise the best we can.

Keep safe and look after each other.

Ashley & Nat

 

Refunds information 

What happens to my booking/gift voucher?

We are confident that this crisis, although hugely challenging and difficult to bear for us all, is short term and we remain confident and hopeful that we will commence our outdoor activities and operations to you all again when it is safe to do so and in line with UK Government advice.

We will not be issuing refunds, but please rest assured, you remain very important to us and your booking with us continues to be valid and will merely be postponed until operations are resumed.

We look forward to welcoming you in the near future and to providing you with an extraordinary experience to remember please stay safe!

 

Useful external links

NHS Coronavirus »

UK Government response »

Public Health England »

 

Seasonal Job Vacancies at the National Diving & Activity Centre

Monday, February 24th, 2020

Seasonal Job Vacancies at the National Diving & Activity Centre, Chepstow

With our busiest season fast approaching, we have a wide range of seasonal job vacancies at Chepstow’s National Diving & Activity Centre.

These job positions are all on a seasonal temporary contract running from March until September/October (depending on how busy the late season is).

If you think you have what it takes to join our team, please email an up to date CV to in the first instance. Please include the names of two references, one being your current or last employer.

Potential candidates will be invited to attend an interview and references will be required.

Current Vacancies

Supervisor required

Supervisor required for View Cafe Bar.

Responsible for the day-to-day opening, closing, and smooth and effective running of the View Cafe Bar and kitchen.

Full details »

Apply via Facebook »

Date Added 22/02/20


Cleaning Staff Required

General Assistant – Seasonal Cleaning Staff

Seasonal Cleaners required for general centre cleaning, and house keeping duties for the onsite wigwam accommodation toilets, showers and laundry. Experience in cleaning is essential although in house training will be given. It would be an advantage to have a full driving licence and be physically fit and this can be a physically demanding role. The core days would be weekends and bank holidays 8-5pm although shifts would be required weekdays depending on bookings and demand.

Full details »

Apply via Facebook »

Date Added 22/02/20


View Cafe Bar Seasonal Staff

Seasonal General Assistants – View Cafe Bar

Seasonal General Assistants required to work at the View Cafe Bar, onsite at Chepstow’s National Diving & Activity Centre.

You would be required to work behind the bar, and as such will need to be 18 yrs or over, to work on the food servery and in the kitchen and during events. Core days of work would be Thur – Sun and bank holidays. With some mid week shifts being a combination of day and evening shifts. Experience of working with food and beverage would be an advantage as would having a food hygiene, although training will be given.

Full details »

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Cleaning Staff Required

Seasonal General Assistants – NDAC Site

Seasonal General Assistants required to work in a variety of areas at the National Diving and Activity centre.

General Assistants for the National Diving & Activity Centre are required to assist with driving scuba divers to and from the water, assisting in the shop and general centre duties. Core days would be Fri, Sat and Sun, bank holidays and school holidays. A full clean driving licence is essential.

Full details »

Apply via Facebook »


Outdoor Activity Instructors

Seasonal Outdoor Activity Instructors – Wire Zip Slide & Giant 3G Swing

Seasonal outdoor activity instructors required for the National Diving & Activity Centre to work on The Wire Zip Slide and Giant 3G Swing.

You will need to be a qualified ropes course instructor to ERCA standards.

The Wire Zip Slide and Giant 3G Swing are open all year but we are seasonal and peak season is very busy. You will be required to work every weekend, bank holiday, and all term times which include weekdays and weekends.

Full details »

Apply via Facebook »


Outdoor Activity Instructors

Seasonal Outdoor Activity Instructors – Atlantis Aqua Park

Seasonal water assault course instructors are required for the Atlantis Aqua Park at Chepstow’s National Diving & Activity Centre. You will need to be a qualified water instructor with first aid.

The Atlantis Aqua Park runs from April until the end of September and is open every weekend, bank holiday, and term times including weekdays and weekends on a rota basis.

Full details »

Apply via Facebook »


NDAC Gas Room & Shop Assistant

Gas Room & Shop Assistant

Our scuba divers think their air supply is pretty important, so
do we and we hope you do too!

If you know your Trimix from your Nitrox and you want to be part
of a customer focussed team then we want to hear from you.

We are currently looking for a shop and gas blending
assistant to join us at the National Diving & Activity Centre.

Full details »

Apply via Facebook »

 

National Diving & Activity Centre awarded 2019 Certificate of Excellence from TripAdvisor

Wednesday, June 5th, 2019

NDAC awarded Certificate of Excellence from TripAdvisor

The National Diving & Activity Centre in Chepstow has been awarded a 2019 Certificate of Excellence from TripAdvisor, the world’s largest travel site.

Because we’ve earned a Certificate of Excellence every year for the past five years, we’re also pleased to announce that The National Diving & Activity Centre (NDAC) has qualified for the Certificate of Excellence Hall of Fame.

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Phil Short at the Rebreather Reunion April 2019

Tuesday, February 12th, 2019

Phil Short

We are pleased to announce our first guest speaker at Rebreather Reunion 2019 will be Phil Short. He will present a 60min talk on J2 1000 hours under the earth. Using CCR in extreme places.

A combination of Dry Caving, Cave Diving and CCR as a lead exploration diver on the United States Deep Cave Diving team J2 cave project under the leadership of Bill Stone that saw Phil and Marcin Gala pass the 4th sump in the J2 cave to discover dry cave beyond at over 1 kilometre vertical and 12 kilometres horizontal from the entrance. The project utilised Poseidon MK 6 CCR and saw Phil spend 45 days underground during the 3 month project.

In 2015 Phil became a member of the Explorers Club, being sponsored by Bill Stone and Jill Heinerth.

Phil was awarded ‘Diver of The Conference’ award at the Tek Dive USA conference 2016.

Fellow of The Royal Geographical Society (FRGS)

Over a 25 year professional dive industry career Phil has logged over 8000 dives and 3500 plus hours on CCR

 

The Rebreather Reunion is a two day social gathering for like minded divers from all backgrounds and levels of diving experience.

Join us for a weekend of diving and socialising as well as live talks & presentations from our guest speakers.

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National Diving & Activity Centre awarded 2018 Certificate of Excellence from TripAdvisor

Tuesday, June 26th, 2018

NDAC awarded Certificate of Excellence from TripAdvisor

The National Diving & Activity Centre in Chepstow has been awarded a 2018 Certificate of Excellence from TripAdvisor, the world’s largest travel site.

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Wigwam/Camper Van Accommodation During October’s FearFest-Evil

Saturday, September 30th, 2017

During October’s FearFest-Evil Halloween Horror Event there is limited availability with our onsite accommodation.

On the dates that FearFest-Evil is operating, Wooden Wigwam Accommodation is only available as part of the event’s RIP ‘Rest-In-Peace’ package.

This will be on: 12-15th, 20-22nd, 27-31st October 2017. Midweek dates are still available.

We will also not be accepting Camper Vans on the site from the 12th October until the 31st October due to areas of the site being used for the horror event.

We apologise for any inconvenience and hope that you will join us for what will be a set of fantastic nights out.

For full details of the horror event, please visit the FearFest-Evil website »

 

Diving & Activity Times During FearFest-Evil

New Horror Trailer for FearFest-Evil Halloween Event

Friday, September 22nd, 2017

FearFest-Evil  have just released their full trailer for the 2017 Halloween Horror Event taking place at the National Diving & Activity Centre!

Go full-screen and ramp up the sound for this peak into the terrifying world of FearFest-Evil!

Tickets for FearFest-Evil are available now »

FearFest-Evil Halloween Horror Event near ChepstowThey’re not giving too much away, but in this trailer you’ll catch views of some of the monsters lurking around the haunted ancient woodland, the quarry’s maze of structures and the historic railway line of the Tidenham site near Chepstow.

FearFest-Evil the ultimate Halloween horror event returns to Chepstow this October, bringing with it a new team, terrifying creatures, multiple scare zones and extra Evil!

FearFest-Evil is a live Halloween horror event running for selected nights in October, from Friday the 13th until Halloween night. (Full List of Dates»)

The immersive and interactive horror event includes the ‘Trilogy of Horrors‘ with multiple scare zones, monsters, night creatures and lots of terrifying surprises!

They also have a live Freak Show, ‘The CarnEvil of the Bizarre‘, featuring acts from the world famous Circus of Horrors, as seen on Britain’s Got Talent.

For the adrenalin junkies there’s the G forces of the Hangman’s Swing – a terrifying attraction 245 feet in the air or the 700m long Death Slide over the cold waters of the NDAC’s 80m deep lake.

There will also be audience participation shows from Psychic Mediums passing on messages from loved ones that have passed over.

BBQ’s, hog roast and undead cocktails are available on-site from the View Cafe Bar as well as accommodation options in our popular Wooden Wigwam Cabins as part of a ‘RIP – Rest In Peace‘ upgrade.

Enjoy the trailer and we look forward to scaring you this Halloween season!

Ticket Options

There are three FearFest-Evil Packages to suit all budgets and tolerance to scares!

•  Live Show Only

•  Standard Scare Package

•  Premium Extreme Package 

FearFest-Evil is strictly for ages 16+ and not for those of a nervous disposition.

Follow FearFest-Evil for the latest news and updates

Website & Tickets: http://www.fearfest-evil.co.uk/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FearFestEvilChepstow/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/fearfest_evil
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/fearfest_evil/

FearFest-Evil Teaser Trailer Released

Friday, July 28th, 2017

Here’s the 80’s Horror Movie inspired teaser trailer for the 2017 FearFest-Evil Halloween Horror Event!

 

FearFest-Evil Halloween Horror Event near ChepstowGo full screen, turn up the sound and bask in the 80’s horror!

FearFest-Evil is a live Halloween horror event running for selected nights in October, from Friday the 13th and including Halloween.

The immersive and interactive event includes the ‘Trilogy of Horrors‘ spread over a disused limestone quarry, historic railway line and surrounding haunted woodland near Chepstow. Each area has multiple scare zones with monsters, night creatures and lots of terrifying surprises!

We also have a live Freak Show, ‘The CarnEvil of the Bizarre‘, featuring acts from the world famous Circus of Horrors.

For the adrenalin junkies we’ve the Hangman’s Swing – a terrifying attraction 245 feet in the air or the 700m long Death Slide over the cold waters of our 80m deep quarry.
There will also be audience participation shows from Psychic Mediums passing on messages from loved ones that have passed over.

BBQ’s, hog roast and undead cocktails are available on-site from the View Cafe Bar as well as accommodation options in our Wooden Wigwam Cabins as part of a ‘RIP – Rest In Peace‘ upgrade.

There are three FearFest-Evil Packages to suit all budgets and tolerance to scares!

•  Live Show Only

•  Standard Scare Package

•  Premium Extreme Package 

FearFest-Evil is strictly for ages 16+ and not for those of a nervous disposition.

Follow FearFest-Evil for the latest news and updates

Website & Tickets: http://www.fearfest-evil.co.uk/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FearFestEvilChepstow/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/fearfest_evil
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/fearfest_evil/

NDAC Wigwams in the finals for 2017 Muddy Stiletto Awards

Wednesday, June 14th, 2017

Muddy Stilletos Nomination

We are really pleased to announce that we have made the finals of the Muddy Awards Best Glamping category!

The competition was stiff, but we’ve made it and it is all thanks to you!

The final round of voting has started. It’s live voting with each nominee appearing next to a cocktail glass on the page. As you vote, the glass will be filled, until midday on Fri 16 June when voting closes and there is a winner.

Muddy Stilletos VoteNow it’s all down to the public vote – and that’s where we’d love your help!

We would really appreciate your vote in the final. Just sign in here via Facebook or your email address and vote for the National Diving & Activity Centre in the Glamping category.

Voting is free and takes seconds via this link: https://glos.muddystilettos.co.uk/vote

 

Muddy Stilettos, ‘The Urban Guide to the Countryside’, is a series of fun and informative lifestyle blogazines written by journalists across 18 counties with reviews, what’s ons and more. Muddy Stilettos was a finalist in the UK Blog Awards 2017.

The ethos of Muddy is all about quality and curation and unearthing the cool independent businesses and events in each county. The Muddy Stilettos awards are entirely publicly voted, so to win a Muddy Stilettos Award is a real achievement.   

Many thanks for your help

The National Diving & Activity Centre Team



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